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Why was Buhari divided between duty and morality — Powell



Paul Powell, a reformist author, has revealed how former President Muhammadu Buhari was caught between duty and morality while serving as both military Head of State and civilian President of Nigeria.

Powell’s latest book, ‘Conversation with Muhammadu Buhari’s Conscience,’ will be released today.

The book appealed to Buhari’s conscience in order to identify the fundamental causes behind the General’s key decisions as both a military and democratically elected leader.

According to its promoters, the book examines former President Buhari’s term as a military head of state from 1983 to 1985, as well as his role as a democratically elected President from 2015 to 2023.

In an attempt to provide a balanced perspective, the book includes writings from both supporters and detractors of his government.

“Prepare for an eye-opening journey through the relentless battle of wills faced by former President Muhammadu Buhari as he navigated his leadership of Nigeria,” the announcement says.

“Author Paul Powell takes readers on an intimate exploration of Buhari’s conflicts with his moral compass.” This gripping book goes deeply into the mind of a leader divided between duty and morality, giving insight on the major decisions that altered the lives of over 200 million Nigerians.

“From Buhari’s time as a military head of state from 1983 to 1985 to his current role as a democratically elected President from 2015 to 2023, this book reveals the intricate dance between power and conscience.” Powell’s contacts with Buhari’s conscience provide unique insights into the leader’s reasoning behind historic decisions.

“With chapters such as ‘Buhari’s Conscience, the Unseen Navigator,’ ‘The Cabal’s Shadow,’ and ‘Eight Years of Simmering Tensions With Tinubu,’ readers will be captivated by the exploration of the perils of a blunted conscience, the influence on Buhari’s ethical and moral standards, and the available options for society to rein in leaders who fall below societal expectations.”

“In addition, the chapter assessing the Buhari Presidency offers a roller coaster of emotions, with compelling justifications from both defenders and critics of the administration.” Shehu Sani, el-Rufai, Peter Obi, Aliko Dangote, Garba Shehu, Dele Momodu, and Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala are among the prominent figures who share their opinions, resulting in a fair and thought-provoking critique. Readers can pre-purchase the digital version or order the print version in paperback or hardback from Amazon.”

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